Dry skin lacks in moisture and oils that naturally protect normal skin and keeping it moist and soft. Organic dry skin cream is a must for dry skin.
Dry skin signs:
- Tight skin, especially in winter and fine lines begin to mark the skin;
- A feeling of skin’s discomfort after showering or bathing that the day care is not enough to soothe;
- The skin’s pores are almost invisible and the make-up crackles.
Causes of dry skin:
- Most of the time dry skin is caused by environmental factors that physically strip away this protective barrier, such as cold & windy weather, dry heat (either natural or from indoor heating) hard water;
- A disorder in the hydration mechanisms of the skin;
- Lifestyle factors, such as staying long periods in front of a computer, adopting a wrong diet and not drinking enough water;
- The use of aggressive cleansing and skin care products;
- Age: the hydro-lipidic film of the skin decreases with the age, which promotes loss of water. Also, the problem we face as we age is the loss of collagen in the deeper parts of the skin. This leads to wobbly skin and wrinkles.
- Dry skin may also be caused by body changes, medical conditions or treatments. These include hormonal changes (such as during pregnancy), hypothyroidism, diabetes, malnutrition, family history of dry skin.
Dry skin is a very common condition that causes small fine flakes and dry patches swelling and redness, which could lead to rashes, eczema, secondary bacterial infections and skin discoloration, as well as premature ageing. Dry skin shouldn’t be ignored, since it can lead to further problems, such as dermatitis.
The ideal organic dry skin cream must:
- Capture, retain and deliver water to the epidermis, preventing skin’s water evaporation;
- Supply vitamins and nutrients to those dead cells deep in the epidermis and trap them there, so that they can re-hydrate and nourish the skin;
- Repair and waterproof the epidermis
A complete skin care routine for dry skin consists of six essential steps:
- Cleanse (cleansing oil/ cleansing foam): In order not to destroy the skin’s hydro-lipidic film (which is on the surface of the skin) cleansing the skin and removing completely the make-up from the skin must be done in a very gentle way. Note that, the vegetable oils contained in the Anti-Ageing Herbal Cleansing Oil will leave a light protective film on the skin and a feeling of comfort. In the evening the skin will benefit from the “double-cleansing” step: First cleanse your skin, even if it is without make-up, to eliminate pollution and other impurities, using a cleansing oil; then cleanse your skin again, using a cleansing foam or soap. This step is essential for a glowing, beautiful and healthy skin!
- Tone (moisturising face lotion): Applied on clean skin it repairs the skin to be fully moisturised / nourished;
- Hydrating Serum (face oil): For maximum skin comfort, apply a serum under the day cream. For very dry skin and to fight wrinkles, apply serum under the night cream.
- Moisturise (day cream): Day cream protects the skin, preventing evaporation of water. The skin now is relaxed, soft and elastic;
- Nourish (night cream): Night cream is an indispensable ally for dry skin, to be applied each evening on a clean and dry skin. In fact, during the night the skin’s cells regenerate. Give them the maximum of benefits!
- Face mask: Keep your Skin Healthy, Young and Flawless. Once a week use a beauty face mask.
Each step complements and balances the other, in order to purify, hydrate and balance the skin, preventing dry skin and premature ageing.
- Dry Skin Facial Cleanser; Cleansing foam with Cherry blossoms & Cherry almonds extract by Antique Apothecary is a softening and soothing face cleanser that combines the delicacy of cherry blossoms and fruits to clean the most sensitive skin without irritating. This foam is a real treat for all skin types.
- Dry Skin Facial Cleanser; Anti-Ageing Herbal Cleansing Oil by Antique Apothecary is the most effective one-stop method to remove impurities and built-up during the day, without drying the skin while protecting the skin and donating to it softness, smoothness and elasticity day after day.
- Dry Skin Face Mask; Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating Lifting Beauty Face Mask with Green Tea & Hyaluronic acid: This mask is a powerful antioxidant weapon against free radicals, responsible for premature skin ageing, providing instant rejuvenation.
- Dry Skin Face Mask; Restorative Replenishing Anti-Ageing Beauty Face Mask with 5 Roses: Due to the powerful combination of 5 Roses this mask restores radiance, freshness and youth to your complexion. The lines are smoothed, the skin is soft, supple, your complexion radiant.
- Dry Skin Face Lotion; Anti-Ageing Moisturising Elixir with May Rose and Royal Orchid by Antique Apothecary enriched lotion packed with effective active anti-ageing ingredients, purifies, smooths fine lines and makes your skin visibly younger, brighter, well hydrated and ready to receive the daily care.
- Serum for younger looking skin; Anti-Ageing Lifting Herbal Serum by ANTIQUE APOTHECARY is an inimitable, unique serum with anti-oxidant properties, based on a complex and powerful combination, able to firm and lift the skin, by fighting wrinkles. The result is a beautiful, firm skin, with youthful appearance, without the signs of ageing and tiredness, by restoring and strengthening skin’s natural defences.
- Dry Skin Face Oil; Golden Shield Luxurious Herbal Face Oil by Antique Apothecary is especially designed to protect your skin throughout the day against dry conditions and from a long day in front of a computer, which can cause your skin to become arid, itchy and unhealthy.
- Dry Skin Moisturizer; All Natural Moisturising and Revitalising Herbal Cream with Camellia sinensis & Frankincense by Antique Apothecary is a special blend of natural, organic and rare ingredients that are refreshing, nourishing and full of antioxidants properties, which aim to restore your skin to its full moisturised condition, while protecting it from external factors.
- Dry Skin Face Cream (Day cream); Pure & Natural Cream Athinà (Αθηνά) Crème Sans Rival Supreme Anti-Ageing Cream with Mediterranean ingredients for youthful and radiant complexion for all skin types.
- Best Anti Wrinkle Cream for Dry Skin (Night cream); Dream Revitalising Anti-Wrinkle Herbal Cream by Antique Apothecary,formulated specifically for normal to dry skin, is the ideal cream for all types of skin, including sensitive, unbalanced, irritated, premature aged, dehydrated skin, environmental damaged skin.
- Dry Skin Organic Natural Eye & Neck Balm; Elemi & Centella asiatica Total Anti-wrinkle Herbal Balm by Antique Apothecary is a soft and light Balm that instantly soothes, calms, hydrates, deeply nourishes the delicate eye and neck skin, lessens the appearance of lines and wrinkles and increases firmness of the skin, keeping it healthy and youthful, without being heavy.
- For more skin care products for dry skin, please consult our skin care category for dry skin
Tips for protecting dry skin and make your skin supple and smooth:
- Plug in a humidifier at home to help keep skin hydrated during winter months when indoor air is dry.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat omega-3 foods, such as salmon, sardines, walnuts, safflower oil to help fortify the skin’s natural oil-retaining barriers.
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